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Support for Traumatic Events

Some employees may find this content triggering.

Faculty and staff who have been affected by the Oct. 24 incident at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis can find below resources. Know that whatever you’re feeling is normal and there is no “right” response or timeline.


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Employee Assistance through Work-Life Solutions

The university’s employee assistance program (EAP), Work-Life Solutions, is a benefit available to WashU employees and household members at no cost. Work-Life Solutions is available 24/7 and offers confidential services. Employees receive five (5) free sessions for a single issue.

You may find additional supportive resources online through Work-Life Solutions. You must be logged into GuidanceResources ComPsych to view content. Create a new account online by visiting Guidance Resources and using the web ID: WASHU.

Find EAP’s GuidanceResources below:

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Mental Health Support

WashU employees and their family members can access mental health support through multiple channels.

Find additional support for yourself or your family on the Mental Health Hub.

Managers: You have resources available to you to support your team members.


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Family Care Support

If you or a loved one needs family care support related to this traumatic event, you can schedule an appointment with WashU’s Department of Psychiatry for dependents enrolled in a WashU health plan. Parents can also find ways to coping strategies through the Sandy Hook Promise website. You can also contact our Child and Family Care Facilitator, Lisa Eberle-Mayse, for additional needs or resources.


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